About the School
The Croatian Supplementary School was established in 1996. Our first students came mainly from refugee families who moved from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UK during the war in the early 1990s. Since then the School has been supported by the Croatian Ministry of Education, and the lessons have been held on Saturday mornings at the Croatian Embassy in central London.
We offer classes to children from 4-14 years of age who work in two groups according to their age. A number of our pupils come from bi/multilingual families, primarily British-Croatian, and we are glad that we even have children from third generation families.
We are aware that busy lifestyles, the lack of family networks and the fact that the Croatian community is dispersed across London present difficulties for families in nurturing and maintaining the Croatian language. We hope that we can help them by offering quality (and fun!) lessons that cover not just language but also history, geography, general knowledge, crafts and culture. We also make sure we sing, make films, recite poems, play games, stage little plays, and even dance a bit! We are very lucky to have a small kitchen where we bake cakes and dye Easter eggs in our traditional way. Over the years we have seen plays, films and exhibitions brought to London by Croatian artists, and showcased our own short films at film festivals at the BFI and Goldsmiths. We even went abroad – visiting our sister school in Brussels!
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